Remembering the 7.1: How to prepare for an earthquake

On Nov. 30, 2018, a 7.1 magnitude earthquake shook Anchorage and its residents to the core. The epicenter was seven miles north of the...

UPD report: Nov. 11-18

Total calls for service: 356 Nov. 11: Suspicious person reported in the Seawolf Sports Complex. Nov. 12: Motor vehicle theft in the North Hall Parking Lot. ...

UPD report: Nov. 4-11

Nov. 5: Illegal camping in the Cottonwood Lot. Non-injury accident in the Central Parking Garage. Theft in the Bragaw Office Complex #3. Nov. 6: Driving...

UPD report: Oct. 28-Nov. 3

Oct. 28: Disorderly conduct and trespass warning issued in the UAA/APU Consortium Library. Disorderly conduct, public intoxication and trespass warning issued in the UAA/APU...

Winter is coming and so is Seasonal Affective Disorder

As the daylight dwindles each day and winter approaches in Alaska, some residents begin to feel the effects of Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD. SAD...

NWCCU responds: UA accreditation concerns resolved

After the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities’, or NWCCU’s, previous accreditation concerns, the accreditation agency reaffirmed that UA is on the right path. The...

USUAA passes resolution of no confidence in UA President Jim Johnsen

USUAA passed a resolution stating their lack of confidence in UA President Jim Johnsen at their general assembly meeting on Oct. 25.  “Therefore, be it...

UPD report: Oct. 21-27

Oct. 21: Trespass at the Fine Arts Building. Criminal mischief in the UAA West Lot. Theft at the West Campus Parking Lot. Theft at...

Getting real with IDs: New IDs set to standardize identification process

An Alaska Real ID will be required to access military bases, get on commercial airplanes and enter any federal facility that requires identification starting...

UPD report: Oct. 14 – 21

Oct. 14, 2019: Traffic accident in the East Parking Garage. Oct. 16, 2019: Trespass in the Bragaw Office Complex 3. Oct. 16, 2019: Burglary, Domestic Assault, Aggravated Assault occurred...

Administration/Humanities Building reopens after electrical fire

After less than a two-week closure of the Administration/Humanities Building due to a fire, the building is now reopened as of Oct. 14. The Sept....

Decoding student fees: Part six

In a digital age, technology is key. The use of technology can enhance the student experience, not just for students on campus, but for...

UA Board of Regents votes to cancel single accreditation model and expedited review program

In light of the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities’, or NWCCU, accreditation concerns, the UA Board of Regents called an emergency meeting involving...

Decoding student fees: Part five

The Student Activities Fee helps to fund the Student Union and campus events, while also providing engaging activities to bolster the Seawolf spirit on...

UAA Faculty Senate reaffirms lack of confidence in UA President Jim Johnsen, recommends suspension

The UAA Faculty Senate recommended to the University of Alaska Board of Regents that UA President Jim Johnsen be suspended from his position within...

Chancellor Cathy Sandeen confirms that UAA accreditation remains strong

The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, or NWCCU, has expressed concern to University of Alaska officials after reviewing recent media coverage on UA’s...

Red Zone: Title IX training involves steps toward making campuses safer for students

More than half of students at the University of Alaska have experienced some form of sexual harassment by fellow UAA students, instructors or staff,...

Decoding student fees: Part four

Not all fees are directed toward specific organizations. In fact, the effects of the Facilities Fee can be found in many different places throughout...

UAA testimony finds a forum

A hearing hosted by The Senate State Affairs Committee included presentations from 22 speakers that represented the broad spectrum of UAA and the Anchorage...

Red Zone: Rape Aggression Defense Training at UAA teaches women self-defense techniques

UAA offers Rape Aggression Defense Training, or RAD Training, free of charge to students and anyone who identifies as a woman.  Fifty-two incidents of violence...

Decoding student fees: Part three

UAA students can find the benefits of paying student fees most anywhere around campus. The Transportation Fee helps to get students to class on...

UAA Bookstore employees express frustration with upcoming relocation

The UAA Bookstore is moving to a new temporary location this fall. The campus bookstore is relocating to the Alaska Airlines Center room 160. The...

Unionization proves to be a difficult process

Kevin Clarkson, the Attorney General of Alaska, is seeking to pass a law that would make it more difficult for employees who are part...

Decoding Student Fees: Part two

The reasons behind student fees may go beyond what University of Alaska Anchorage students may know about them. By knowing the reasons and uses for...

Red Zone: 2019 Campus Climate survey results

The results of the 2019 University of Alaska Campus Climate Survey reveal rates of sexual misconduct within the UA system. The survey used was developed...

UA budget recap: A timeline of the developing story

The developing story of the University of Alaska’s budget crisis began at the beginning of 2019. While several significant decisions are yet to be...

UAA job fairs offer numerous opportunities for students

The On-Campus Job Fair took place on Sept. 12 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. next to the Student Union, and featured many employment opportunities for...

Decoding student fees: Part one

Students pay a variety of fees when attending UAA, but sometimes it is difficult to know exactly where the funds are going and how...

Providence Drive closes for six weeks to repair Chester Creek culverts

The Municipality of Anchorage has closed Providence Drive for six weeks to replace the rusted culverts in Chester Creek. Chester Creek runs under Providence Drive...

New $600 parking passes take priority in UAA parking lots

UAA Parking Services has marked new parking spaces across campus that allow Priority Parking Pass holders to park as close to the nearest building...